Cybersecurity Awareness

Holiday Shopping

Holiday poem

Materials in this toolkit are available to the entire UC Berkeley community. Our items are intended to be quick and easy to use. 

Tips from this toolkit can help to keep you safe while shopping online during the holiday season. 

-Information Security. Made Bearable.

NCSAM 2017

Become #CyberAware during National Cyber Security Awareness Month! The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – celebrated every October – is to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Use these cybersecurity tips to help you safeguard your personal information and devices from a cyber-attack.

Holiday Shopping Posters

Broaden your online shopping awareness

Below are posters (11" x 17") and flyers (8.5" x 11") you can use to learn how to protect yourself from cyber criminals while shopping this season.
Click on the image(s) to download the pdf.

NCSAM 2019 - Secure IT

Secure IT by guarding your digital profile.

Cybercriminals are very good at getting personal information from unsuspecting victims, and the methods are getting more sophisticated as technology evolves. Protect against cyber threats by learning about security features available on the equipment and software you use. Apply additional layers of security to your devices – like Multi-Factor Authentication – to better protect your personal information.

NCSAM 2019 - Protect IT

Protect IT by managing your digital profile.

Maintain your digital profile. Every click, share, send, and post you make creates a digital trail that can be exploited by cybercriminals. To protect yourself from becoming a cybercrime victim you must understand, secure, and maintain your digital profile. Be familiar with and routinely check privacy settings to help protect your privacy and limit cybercrimes. 

NCSAM 2019 - Own IT

Own IT -  By understanding your digital profile.

Internet-based devices are present in every aspect of our lives: at home, school, work, and on the go. Constant connection provides opportunities for innovation and modernization, but also presents opportunities for potential cybersecurity threats that can compromise our most important personal information. Understand the devices and applications you use every day to help keep you and your information safe and secure. 

NCSAM 2019

NCSAM Logo 2019

The NCSAM theme for 2019 was ‘Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.’, helping to encourage personal accountability and proactive behavior in digital privacy, security best practices, and common cyber threats.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

September 5, 2019

NCSAM Champion Logo

This October, UC Berkeley is once again joining other universities, the National Cyber Security Alliance, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help raise cyber security awareness during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). 

Double your privacy, double your fun

September 6, 2019

(Only those old enough to remember the Wrigley's doublemint gum commercials will get this title.)

“Multi-factor authentication” is a tech industry term for using different types of verification to get into an account. You do this daily with the 2-Step. The idea is that you use multiple things at the same time to really prove that you’re actually you. A password is one example of a factor; a fingerprint is another.